driver retention

Business, Equipment, Safety

Drivers, Carriers Have Different Concerns Regarding Driver Shortage, Retention

Driver Shortage A digital sign indicates available truck parking. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The nation’s motor carriers and their drivers see different priorities when it comes to issues facing the trucking industry, a new study found.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

WIT Conference Experts Debate Solutions to Turnover, Driver Shortage

CFI's Gretchen Jackson and Lana Batts of Driver iQ Jackson (left), a senior manager for driver recruiting with CFI, and Batts, co-president of Driver iQ, led the discussion on the driver shortage and retention strategies. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

FRISCO, Texas — Reliable pay and a variety of hauling options can help retain drivers and attract new ones amid a thinning workforce, according to two industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018

DriverReach Expands Digital Platform to Speed Up Driver Hiring

DriverReach founder and CEO Jeremy Reymer Reymer by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

AUSTIN, Texas — With the trucking industry facing a critical shortage of more than 50,000 drivers, Indianapolis-based DriverReach unveiled an online platform for companies and drivers that the human resources tech company said will accelerate the hiring process of drivers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 28, 2018

Benefits Again on the Rise as Carriers Seek to Bolster Workforce

U.S. Xpress reefer in front of company HQ U.S. Xpress Enterprises, which launched a scholarship program, is among the carriers trying to bolster driver ranks by using novel incentives in their recruitment efforts. (TT File Photo)

Wages and bonuses for drivers aren’t the only incentives that are increasing as the trucking industry tries to keep up with the demands of a strong economy and a driver shortage, estimated to be at least 50,000 and expected to grow.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 13, 2018

Holland Addresses Driver Shortage With Veteran Training Programs

Holland Truck Holland via YouTube

The expanded training program at Holland, a regional less-than-truckload transportation provider, is chipping away at the driver shortage problem by training veterans to become professional, full-time truckers.

Libby Seline | Special to Transport Topics
July 19, 2018

Editorial: A Turn of Phrase

There’s no shortage of catchy phrases to describe the sights and sounds of the trucking industry: what’s “under the hood” or “down the road” or who’s “behind the wheel,” for example. These themes are also handy for describing issues confronting the industry that cropped up in relation to some recent and upcoming industry events.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2018

Female Driver Outreach May Need Rethinking

TT File Photo

Efforts to attract more female drivers to trucking are facing headwinds, despite some organizations pushing hard to make the industry more open to women.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017

Opinion: Recruiting, Retaining Drivers: It’s Not Them, It’s You

If you have a driver turnover problem and can’t keep drivers, especially new ones, and can’t attract new, qualified drivers, regardless of what you try or the money you throw at the problem, what you’re doing is not working. But why?

Norris Beren | Chief Executive Advisor, Risk Reward Consulting
November 13, 2017
Technology, Equipment

Tuned In

Comforts of home such as in-cab satellite television can improve driver satisfaction. EpicVue

Longhaul trucking can be a difficult and isolating job, but some fleets have turned to electronic in-cab entertainment to keep drivers connected and boost their job satisfaction. And when drivers are satisfied, better retention and recruiting numbers often follow.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
October 11, 2017

Survey Data Helpful Tool in Driver Retention

John Sommers II for TT

Trucking firms may find clues on how to improve the way they recruit and retain drivers by relying on the findings of comprehensive surveys and feedback from drivers, according to analysts with Stay Metrics, an Indiana-based consulting firm.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2015